Until today, I’ve only shared myself to you as a blogger and fashion enthusiast but today you get to meet the Designer in me.
I’ll be honest I don’t know much about handloom fabrics, despite the gradual interest that rose in the Indian fashion Industry and shot up just over a year ago. I hadn’t had the chance to explore this much talked about the variety of fabrics. Possibly because I wasn’t in India for the larger part of the year. I did appreciate its beauty, through all the different platforms and resources I got my hands on. From Instagram posts to articles on the internet and Vouge Magazine (India). Only recently when I officially moved to India after finishing my education (Bachelor’s in Design: Fashion Design). I had the opportunity to celebrate Navratri in Gujarat and was super excited and thus decided to create the first lot of my Indian outfits. This is when I came across these beautiful handloom fabrics and fell absolutely in love with them.
I find a certain beauty and satisfaction in putting together the traditional elements of Indian garments together with my own aesthetics. I’m not against embroidery or that ‘bling’ Indian garments have been known for. However, I stray away from pre-made laces and patchworks available in the markets and would prefer to create my own. I was on a time crunch of 5 days and obviously did not have time to get hand crafted embroidery done. So that’s why I decided to play with fabric and design as much as I could.
While I was sourcing for my fabrics I came across this beautiful off-white linen satin and 17 meters of it went in the creation of this garment. I can’t express how much I loved the abundance amount of fabric on the lengha and when I twirled it all went up and you could see the different multiple layers it created. Which was to be worn as a chaniya choli for Navratri. I’m a big believer in mix and matching and feel garments should have the ability to be worn multiple times, in different ways. Making the ‘blouse’ like a flared jacket gave it the ability to be worn again, with a pair of palazzos and at the same time gave it a 3 layered look.
This beautiful Banarasi silk dupatta was definitely not the original one. For Navratri, I kept true to the nature of the festival and paired it with a Mint blue cotton ikat dupatta. I was sourcing this one for another look that is yet to be made. I loved it so much! That I couldn’t help but use it for this look. Even though it is just raw unfinished fabric. Again I loved the volume this chuni and the way it moved and fell so beautifully with every little movement I made.
Every collection or look has a message or mood, that helps in painting the picture of the kind of person who would wear it, for this one its a girl and…
“She’s like a wild flower beautiful, fierce and free. “
Please do follow my official page for updates on my design creations. @margisakariyaofficial